New York Proposes to Take Action if Trump Limits Legal Immigration

Under the proposal studied by the White House, immigrants who have benefited from social assistance programs, such as Social Security or health care law, could not opt for citizenship or permanent residence

New York Proposes to Take Action if Trump Limits Legal Immigration
Immigrants who have benefited from social assistance programs could not opt ​​for citizenship or permanent residence.

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo has threatened President Trump with legal action if he sets in motion an alleged new plan to limit legal immigration.

“This plan is ugly, it’s cruel and it’s shamefully not American,” Cuomo said in a statement after NBC on Tuesday said Trump is evaluating to make it harder to obtain work permits and citizenship status for people who have been benefited from social assistance programs.

According to Cuomo, if the Administration proceeds with that idea, New York will explore “all options, including taking legal action, to protect New Yorkers and defend the values” of the country.

“After tearing immigrant families fleeing the violence on the border, Trump’s anti-family Administration begins a new war against immigrant families who have come to this country in search of the American dream,” lamented the governor.

Under the proposal studied by the White House, immigrants who in the past have benefited from social assistance programs, including Social Security or the health care law, could not opt for citizenship or permanent residence.

Neither could those who have obtained any assistance for the care of a family member or disability, even if any of their family members are already citizens of the country.

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